Woody Allen: The Stand-Up Years 1964-1968 (Part 7)

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Woody Allen riffs on his early comedy career in ‘The Stand Up Years’ — exclusive

Long before he morphed into one of the most celebrated American filmmakers in history, Woody Allen got his first taste of fame as a stand-up comedian working in the clubs in New York’s Greenwich Village in the 1960s. Those formative experiences are captured on the forthcoming The Stand Up Years, a two-disc set that captures some of Allen’s finest jokes and onstage moments.

It’s not only an incredible time capsule of top-shelf Allen humor, but the seeds of his approach to film also lie in his riffs on his youth, advertising, selling out, and Hollywood. A bunch of the material hasn’t been heard in decades, and there’s also some great bonus material—including the track below, which finds Allen reflecting on his early career and riffing on how loyal his longtime managers Jack Rollins and Charles Joffe were.

Woody Allen’s The Stand Up Years arrives in stores on Jan. 13. You can currently pre-order it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes. A pre-order will get you an instant download of a track from the album. It’s an absolute must for both completist Allen fans and anybody who appreciates the art of stand-up.

 

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I have spent alot of time talking about Woody Allen films on this blog and looking at his worldview. He has a hopelessmeaningless, nihilistic worldview that believes we are going to turn to dust and there is no afterlife. Even though he has this view he has taken the opportunity to look at the weaknesses of his own secular view. I salute him for doing that. That is why I have returned to his work over and over and presented my own Christian worldview as an alternative.

My interest in Woody Allen is so great that I have a “Woody Wednesday” on my blog www.thedailyhatch.org every week. Also I have done over 30 posts on the historical characters mentioned in his film “Midnight in Paris.” (Salvador DaliErnest Hemingway,T.S.Elliot,  Cole Porter,Paul Gauguin,  Luis Bunuel, and Pablo Picassowere just a few of the characters.)

Woody Allen – “The New Comic” from The Stand-Up Years

Published on Dec 4, 2014

Woody Allen – “The Stand-Up Years” Available January 13, 2015. Pre-order on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Stand-Up-Ye…

-INCLUDES ALL THREE LIVE STAND-UP ALBUMS RECORDED BETWEEN 1964-1968
-REMASTERED AND AVAILABLE ON CD AND DIGITALLY
-BONUS MATERIAL INCLUDES: AUDIENCE Q&A AND OVER 20 MINUTES OF AUDIO EXCERPTS FROM WOODY ALLEN: A DOCUMENTARY

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